Archive - Mar 2008 - Story

March 21st

The well-armored squirrel

Pitbull Armory supplies protective armor to a number of creatures -- including humans. The latest armored critter is a squirrel.

Drogo of Axebridge Knighted in Gleann Abhann

Drogo of Axebridge was knighted by TRMs Uther & Kenna of Gleann Abhann on Saturday night at Gulf Wars.

Stefan's Florilegium files for March 2008

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for March 2008.

March 20th

UK£5m donation will bring Bodleian treasures to the masses

The donation of UK£5 million from Oxford publisher Julian Blackwell will make possible the display of many of the Bodleian Library's treasures which are now available only to scholars. The gift will be used to create a new exhibition hall at one of the library's sites in Oxford.

Ice dancing in Northshield

Snow and ice aren't always bad things. SCA members in Castel Rouge found winter to be an amazing time to practice some ice dancing - SCA style!

Fra' Bertie, Knights of Malta leader, dies

His Most Eminent Highness Fra' Andrew Bertie, the first Englishman to lead the Knights of Malta, has died, leaving the Order to select its new Grand Master.

March 19th

Boleslav Ragnarsson victorious in Outlands Crown Tourney

Bantiarna Sáerlaith (Shyla) inghean Roibeard, Minister of the Lists for the Barony of al-Barran, reports that THL Boleslav Ragnarsson is the new Heir to the Kingdom of the Outlands. Boleslav was inspired by Astriðr Hálfdanardóttir.

Photos from Estrella War 2008

Duke Henrik Olsgaard offers his views of the recent Estrella War on the Photobucket website.

Arthur C. Clarke Dies

Famed science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke has died on March 18 at a hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the age of 90. Best-known for his work 2001: A Space Odyssey, his work on communications satellites also helped change the world.

March 18th

How castles work

On the How Stuff Works website, Dr. Craig Freudenrich discusses how castles work, including a history of castles, how sieges are accomplished and how defenses work.

Atenveldt Knights Two at Estrella War

TRM Eduard II & Asa II of Atenveldt knighted two at Estrella War.

Reburial for Anglo Saxon remains

A funeral service, spoken in Anglo-Saxon, will be held in North Lincolnshire, England, to re-inter over three thousand skeletons that were discovered there almost three decades ago. The bones were disinterred as part of a study on the history of diseases.

March 17th

Medieval belt buckle discovered in Scotland

A sewer line breakage in Perth, Scotland, has led to discovery of a copper alloy belt buckle that probably dates back to the 12th century.

Sew Much Comfort Gives Aid for Soldiers

An Ohio-based group, "Sew Much Comfort," has taken on the job of providing adapted clothing for wounded soldiers. They are seeking volunteers to help with the sewing projects.

Pictures from Atenveldt Crown Tournament

Gwendolen Wold and Godfrey von Rheinfels have created albums of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

March 16th

Mary Queen of Scots warrant will remain in England

A copy of the warrant calling for the execution of Mary Queen of Scots will remain in England thanks to donations and a law hoping to keep important documents in the country. The warrant had been scheduled to be sold to a private buyer and taken overseas.

Honorable Lady Roisin vigiled for Chivalry

On the field at Gulf Wars on March 14, Their Majesties Hagan and Eilis Northshield placed The Honorable Lady Roisin ingen Aillel on vigil for the Order of Chivalry.

Results of parrot food experiment: why a seed-only diet wouldn't have worked in period

Lady Aisin Biya has concluded a six-week test of parrot feeding habits, and concludes that parrots would not have survived in medieval Europe on a diet composed only of the seeds available locally.

March 15th

Will Lindisfarne Gospels return north?

The flack over the return of cultural treasures to their native lands has started again, this time over the Lindisfarne Gospels, the priceless 8th century manuscripts currently residing in the British library in London.

Barony of Seagirt Succession

In the Barony of Seagirt, on April 12, 2008 as the populace of the Principality of Tir Righ gather to choose their successors, the Baronial citizens will celebrate the completion of the tenure of James and Tangwystl, and welcome the newest Baron and Baroness of Seagirt.

Venice exhibit focusses on contributions of "barbarians"

A new exhibit at Venice's Palazzo Grassi endeavors to disprove the reputation of the "barbaric tribes" during Europe's Dark Ages. Rome and the Barbarians: Birth of a New World will be at the Palazzo Grassi until July 20, 2008.

March 14th

Two elevated at AEthelmearc's Carnivale

On February 9, 2008, Their Majesties Duncan and Ilish of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, placed Signora Tomasia da Collevento on vigil to contemplate entry into the Order of the Laurel. At the same Court, after hearing of her service, They placed THLady Ailis Linne on vigil for the Order of the Pelican.

Medieval skull and remains found in river

A worker dredging in the River Lark in Suffolk, England, recently found a skull and other human remains from the Middle Ages. The find also included bones from a juvenile and a metal buckle that has been dated to the 14th century.

Garden of Earthly Delights photos online

Duchess Nerissa shares a lovely album of photos from the recent Garden of Earthly Delights event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

March 13th

Nottinghill Coill Baronial Birthday photographs

Signora Ginevra Isabetta del Dolce of the Canton of Falcon Cree in Atlantia shares photos from the recent Birthday Celebration in the Barony of Nottinghill Coill.

Re-enactors needed for Canadian events

David J. Brunelle, Heritage Co-ordinator for the Nine Mile Portage Heritage Festival, reports that the City of Barrie (Ontario) Festival is seeking re-enactors, presenters and musicians for its 19th Century/War of 1812 encampment. Other encampments are also seeking performers.

Festival of the Rose photos

Dragon has posted an album of photos from the recent Festival of the Roses in the Kingdom of Caid on the Crimson Dragon Photo Gallery.

March 12th

Shroud of Turin photographed in HD

Church leaders and scientists will have a new opportunity to study the famous Shroud of Turin which is rarely seen by the public. The Shroud was recently photographed in high definition, creating a 12.8 billion-pixel image.

Remains of Sir Hugh Despenser the Younger identified at Hulton Abbey

Archaeologists believe that they have identified mutilated remains found at Hulton Abbey as those of Sir Hugh Despenser the Younger, reputed to have been the lover of Edward II. The remains were first discovered in the 1970s.

Barony of Stonemarche welcomes newest Eastrealm subject

Mistress Fia Kareman and Lord Matthew Moraveous Avdenmork joyfully announce the birth of their son, Galen Thomas Begnoche, at 8:09 EST on February 29. The family resides in the Barony of Stonemarche, in the East Kingdom.